BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)— January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day and to celebrate we’re sharing some interesting facts on one of America’s favorite snacks.

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According to the National Peanut Board:

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Delta Airlines purchased 69.6 million packs of peanuts for its passengers in 2013
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
  • Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
  • Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.
  • Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the USA economy each year.
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
  • The average peanut farm is 100 acres..
  • Peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in the U.S., accounting for two-thirds of the snack nut market.

The National Peanut Board represents all of America’s peanut farmers and their families.

 

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